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The Shrink Rap Radio Psychology Podcast

David Van Nuys PhD

In-depth interviews by University of Michigan trained clinical psychologist, David Van Nuys PhD (aka Dr. Dave) with influential professionals across the broad world of psychology and psychotherapy.

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Australians, Matthew Dahlitz and Richard Hill are longtime digital friends and strategic collaborators with Shrink Rap Radio.  Together they host the paid subscription magazine and podcast known as The Science of Psychotherapy. Recently they’ve been working on a  yet-to-be released, feature length documentary about Artificial Intelligence, tentative titled: Toward Singularity.  I’m curious to find out the story behind this venture, how they got involved, and how they see it interfacing...
Topics: A.I., Robotics, chat bots, psychotherapy, general intelligence, deep learning, neural networks
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Feb 12, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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This is a continuation of my conversation with Dr. Arthur Kovacks reflecting on the evolution of his clinical work. As I noted in Episode #677, he received his doctorate from the same University of Michigan clinical psychology program that I did, graduating some 12 years before me.  He has gone on to a very distinguished career both as a therapist and as an extremely active professional in The American Psychological Association from whom he’s received many awards and honors.   For more...
Topics: Erik Erikson, developmental stages, psychotherapy, psychotherapist, psychoanalysis
Guest host UK Broadcast Journalist and Shrink Rap Radio blogger, Isabella Clarke interviews Dr. Kevin Polk and Phil Tenaglia M.A., both of whom have been extending the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model of Dr. Steven Hayes. For more information about Dr. Kevin Polk and Phil Tenaglia M.A. , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: trauma, Steven Hayes, ACT, psychotherapy, psychotherapist, school psychology, school psychologist
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My guest today is Dr. Arthur Kovacks.  He received his doctorate from the same University of Michigan clinical psychology program that I did, graduating a few years before me.  He has gone on to a very distinguished career both as a therapist and as an extremely active professional in The American Psychological Association from whom he’s received many awards and honors.   For more information about Arthur Kovacks PhD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: Freud, psychoanalysis, Carl Rogers, Clark Moustakis, Alan Wheelis, existential-humanistic therapy,...
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Jan 21, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My return guest today is UK psychoanalyst and author Prof. Brett Kahr and we’ll be discussing his two latest books published just this year: Celebrity Mad: Why Otherwise Intelligent People Worship Fame and Bombs in The Consulting Room: Surviving Psychological Shrapnel .   For more information about Prof. Brett Kahr, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: history of psychoanalysis, Freud, Ernest Jones, D.W. Winnicott, Fame, Celebity
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Jan 15, 2020 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My return guest today is psychologist  Dr. John Robinson and we’ll be discussing his latest book Mystical Activism: Transforming a World in Crisis.   For more information about John Robinson, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  
Topics: Climate Crisis, climate change, climate emergency, mystic, mystical conscousness
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Jan 8, 2020 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Catherine DeMonte, a licensed Marriage, Family, Child Therapist (LMFT) for over 25 years and author of the 2019 book Beep! Beep! Get Out of My Way! Seven Tools for Living Your Unstoppable Life.   For more information about Catherine DeMonte, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: The Law of Attraction, abundance, abundance circles, The Secret, Rhonda Byrne, Oprah Winfrey,...
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Dec 23, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Jennifer Dore MD Stanford Psychiatrist and Founder of the integrative medicine practice, Helios Psychiatry, located in Woodside, California.   For more information about Jennifer Dore MD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: consciousness, psychedelics, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, MDMA, LSD
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Dec 17, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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UK Broadcast Journalist Issy Clarke guest hosts Philosophical Counselor Dr. Daniel Finke. Dr. Finke is certified in philosophical counseling by the American Philosophical Association. For more information about Dan Finke PhD, please see our show notes at www.shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: Kant, applied philosophy, applied philosopher, philosophical practitioner
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My guest today is Neil Pasricha author, speaker and award-winning podcaster.  We’ll be discussing his latest book, You Are Awesome: How To Navigate Change, Wrestle With Failure, and Live an Intentional Life and we’ll also be chatting about his remarkable podcast, 3 Books with Neil Pasricha , which is one of my personal favorites.   For more information about Neil Pasricha, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: awe, resilience, resilient, intentionality, intentional life, podcast
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Nov 27, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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Guest host and UK broadcast journalist interviews Sports Psychotherapist Gary Bloom who has worked with many of the top UK soccer teams.
Topics: psychotherapy and sport, sports, sports psychology, soccer
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Nov 21, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is clinical psychologist Dr. Adam Assoian who has worked in a variety of settings including a Psychiatric Hospital for Civilly Committed Sexually Violent Predators.   For more information about Dr. Adam Assoian, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: sexual offenders, sex offenders, rape, sexual violence, clinical psychology, psychotherapy
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My guest today is Psychoanalyst Amanda Lenox.  She works in New York City as a psychotherapist and supervisor at Blanton-Peale Psychoanalytic Counseling Center and is also in private practice in Herald Square, where works as a psychotherapist and supervisor at Blanton-Peale Psychoanalytic Counseling Center and also hasa in private practice in Herald Square. where she works with adults, adolescents, and children.    For more information about Amanda Lenox, please see our show notes at...
Topics: Modern Psychoanalysis, Modern Analysis, Hyman Spotnick
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Nov 7, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Loch Kelly, M.Div., MSW,  who is author of the best-selling book, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness. He is also a licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation.  For more information about Loch Kelly, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: mindfulness, meditation, awareness, enlightenment, non-dual
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My guest today is Dr. Aziz Gazipura, psychologist and author. His latest book is OMOS On My Own Side: Transform Self-Judgement and Perfectionism Into Permanent Self-Worth & Confidence. In addition, he is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. Now Here’s the interview. For more information about Dr. Aziz Gazipura, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: social anxiety, CBT, self-esteem, self-worth, self-image, self-criticism, inner critic
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Oct 28, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Canadian mental health worker Christina Lepore who for many years struggled with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder. She found her healing though EMDR and writing.   For more information about Christina Lepore, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com. 
Topics: PTSD, Complex PTSD, EMDR, Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder, childhood sexual abuse,...
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Oct 24, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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Today’s episode features an interview I conducted at Copperfields Books in Sebastopol CA on August 23, 2019 I with Dr. Ronald Purser, management professor, Zen Teacher, and prolific author about his new book, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became The New Corporate Spirituality.
Topics: meditation, spirituality, capitalism
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My guest today Beverly Palmer is a clinical psychologist and psychology professor emeritus who is also the author of the book Love Demystified: Strategies for a Successful Love Life.  Over the years, Dr. Palmer has used scientifically grounded studies to enlighten scores of students and to counsel couples with relationship issues.  For more information about Beverly Palmer PhD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: therapy, couples therapy, marital problems, marital happiness, empathy, acceptance, intimacy
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Oct 8, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Anne Boudreau, inspirational coach, speaker and author of the 2019 book A Human Mosaic:Heal, Renew & Develop Self-Worth. For more information about Anne Boudreau, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com. 
Topics: self-worth, triggers, trauma, journaling, bullying, self-reflection
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Oct 3, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today, Shannon Weber MSW is an HIV Expert, Social Entrepreneur, TEDx Presenter and author of Show Up Hard: A Road Map For Helpers In Crisis . For more information about Shannon Weber MSW please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: staff training, volunteer training, compassionate witness, resilience, deep listening, empathy,...
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Sep 26, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Daniel Gefen, podcaster and author of The Self-Help Addict: Turn An Overdose of Information Into A Life of Transformation .   For more information about Daniel Geffen, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com .   Now here’s the interview!
Topics: psychotherapy, self-help, procrastination, self-observation, materialism, money
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Sep 19, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Todd Pressman PhD, international seminar leader and author.   His latest book is Deconstructing Anxiety: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment .   For more information about Todd Pressman PhD, see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com .   Now here’s the interview!
Topics: anxiety, fear, fulfillment, psychotherapy, spirituality, Eastern thought, psychotherapy
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My guests today are Michael Mithoefer MD and Annie Mithoefer BNS who together are the leading researchers of psychedelic-assisted therapy for PTSD.   For more information about Michael Mithoefer MD and Annie Mithoefer BNS, see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com
Topics: PTSD, LSD, psilobybin, ayuhuasca, FDA, DEA
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Sep 5, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today Steven Hayes PhD is the originator and pioneering researcher into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).   He also is the author of a new book A LIBERATED MIND: How to Pivot Toward What Matters.   For more information about Dr. Steven C. Hayes, please see our show notes at ShrinkRapRadio.com .
Topics: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT, psychological flexibility
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Aug 29, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today Neuropsychologist Amy Serin, PhD who is author of the 2019 book,   The Stress Switch: The Truth About Stress and How to Short-Circuit It and she is also the inventor of Touchpoints, a   wearable, non-invasive patent-pending system for stress reduction.   For more information about Dr. Amy Serin, please see our show notes at ShrinkRapRadio.com.
Topics: PTSD, trauma, trauma focused psychotherpy, EMDR, the Salience Network
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Aug 14, 2019 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today Bill Eddy LCSW JD is lawyer, therapist and author of the 2019 book, Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths… And How We Can Stop!   For more information about Bill Eddy, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio. com.
Topics: personality disorders, High Conflict Personality, 2016 election, 2020 election, tyrants, dictators
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Aug 8, 2019 David Van Nuys, PhD.
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My guest today is Jim McCarthy M.B.A who is a  TEDx speaker  and bestselling author of  Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness .   For more information about Jim McCarthy, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio. com.
Topics: happiness, gratitude, forgiveness, positive psychology, nurturing relationships
My guest today is Paul Kraus M.A., licensed professional counselor, trauma specialist, and podcaster.   For more information about Paul Kraus, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio. com.
Topics: accidents, violence, sexual assault, war, EMDR, sensory experiencing
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My guest today is ordained Buddhist author Gary Gach whose most recent book is Pause ... Breathe ... Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough.   For more information about Gary Gach, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: Zen, Engaged Buddhism, Mindfulness, meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh
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Jul 11, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Teo Alfero, TEDx presenter, shamanic practitioner and author of the 2019 book, The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us About Being Human .   For more information about Teo Alfero, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.
Topics: healing, connection, mythology, archeology, shaman, shamanism
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Jul 4, 2019 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today Daniel P. Brown PhD is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and has served on the faculty for over 38 years. Recipient of many awards and author of 24 books. He is co-author of the book, Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair .   For more information about Daniel Brown PhD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: attachment theory, trauma, secure attachment, dismissing attachment, disorganized attachment
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My guest today is Robert Romanyshyn, a Jungian-oriented therapist and author of the 2019 book, Victor Frankenstin, The Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies , which we discuss in this interview.   For more information about Robert Romanyshyn PhD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: evil, monster, technology, shadow, unexpected consequences, denial. climate change, ecological...
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Jun 20, 2019 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest Shaili Jain MD, Stanford psychiatrist and author of the remarkable 2019 book, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science is in the unusual position of being both a leading-edge researcher and a clinician on the front lines.   Her role as Medical Director for Integrated Care at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System gives her a unique vantage point, inasmuch as her that VA hospital is a node within the Veteran’s Administration that...
Topics: PTSD, trauma, resilience, post-traumatic growth, war, suicide, rape, recovery
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Jun 13, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Ciarán McMahon PhD.   He’s an award-winning historian and philosopher of psychology and author of the 2019 book, The Psychology of Social Media . For more information about Ciaran McMahon PhD, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com .  
Topics: mass media, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, suicide, privacy issues
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Jun 6, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Shira Taylor Gura who is a personal development coach living in Israel.   She is also the author of Getting Unstuck: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well Being.   For more information about Shira Taylor Gura, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com .  
Topics: Mindfulness, emotionally stuck, emotionally free, emotional freedom
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May 30, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Mark B. Constantin MD.   He is a plastic surgeon and author of the 2019 book, Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery: The face of Trauma , which we’ll be discussing.   For more information about Dr. Mark B. Constantian, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com .
Topics: Body shame, body dysmorphia disorder, BDD, OCD, childhood abuse, childhood, trauma, plastic...
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May 23, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Dr. Graeme Moffat who among a host of other things is a Neurophysiologist and Neurotechnologist   and Chief Scientist at Interaxon, maker of the Muse brain-scanning headband.   We’ll be discussing his work generally, as well as the upgraded Muse 2. For more information about Dr. Graeme Moffat, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com.            For more information about Dr. Graeme Moffat, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com .  
Topics: meditation, brain training, EEG, neuroscience, neurotech
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May 16, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My   return guest today is Jungian Analyst Michael Gellert and we are going to be discussing his recently revised book, America’s Identity Crisis:The Death and Rebirth of America’s Vision .   Last year about this same time, we discussed his book, The Divine Mind on episode #587. For more information about Michael Gellert, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com  
Topics: Jung, Jungian, political, American character, hero, Trump
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My guest today is Dr. Ricky Greenwald, founder and director of Trauma Institute and a pioneer in intensive trauma-focused therapy , as well as author of numerous professional articles and several books.   For more information about Ricky Greenwald, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  
Topics: PTSD, trauma, healing, recovery, resilience, healing
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My guest today , Dr. Jared Horvath is a neuroscientist and educator with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation. We’ll be discussing his 2019 book Stop Talking , Start Influencing: 12 Insights From Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick .   For more information about Jared Horvath PhD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: neuroscience, education, teaching, learning, brain
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My guest today is Melissa Glaser, licensed professional counselor and author of Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery after a Large-Scale Trauma . We’ll be discussing what she learned during her work as the coordinator of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency team after the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.   For more information about Melissa Glaser LPC, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: Sandy Hook Elementary School, school shootings, mass gun violence, gun violence, trauma, resilience
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Apr 18, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Kristin Smedley, TEDx presenter and author of Thriving Blind in which she shares the saga of raising two thriving blind sons .   For more information about Kristin Smedley, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .   
Topics: Blind, blindness, motherhood, mother love, resilience, overcoming, sight, sighted, adaptive...
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Apr 11, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Psychiatrist William Pettit MD who has augmented   his traditional practice of psychiatry in favor of a psycho/spiritual approach known as The Three Principles, originally developed by philosopher/spiritual teacher Sydney Banks. For more information about William Pettit M.D., please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .   
Topics: Sydney Banks, healing, cure, anxiety, depression, spirituality, psychospiritual
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Apr 4, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is psychologist Victor Yalom PhD, founder and CEO of Psychotherapy.net which has published over 300 training videos in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, social work, and addiction training.   For more information about Dr. Victor Yalom, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: psychotherapy, psychotherapist, deliberate practice, managed care, evidence-based psychotherapy
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Mar 28, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is psychologist Nancy Haug PhD who holds teaching appointments at the University of Palo Alto and the Stanford University Medical school.   Her current research interests include implementation of evidence-based practices in addiction treatment , harm reduction practices for substance use and medical cannabis provider training .   For more information about Dr. Nancy Haug, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: addiction, risks, cannabis, marijuana, harm reduction, dispensaries, criminalization,...
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Mar 21, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guests today are Mitsuaki Chi and Leti Passemier who operate the TruffleTherapy Retreat Center outside of Amsterdam. On their website, they say “Psilocybin retreats may improve well-being, positive emotions, and mood; and evoke mystical experiences, feelings of awe, and a dream-like state.”   For more information about Chi and Leti, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  
Topics: psychedelic therapy, psilocybin therapy, plant medicine, plant healer, consciousness, altered...
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My guest today is Steve Curtis, Founder and CEO of EvolveBiologix.com, a company that is developing an upcoming smart phone app, for meditation and internal states training.   We’ll be discussing that product along with the future of apps that potentially will promote deep personal transformation.   For more information about Steve Curtis , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  
Topics: plant medicine, psilocybin, meditation, cancer, spontaneous remission, journey
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Mar 6, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, a Jungian analyst, psychologist, and psychotherapist and author of the 2019 book, Love Between Equals: Relationship As A Spiritual Path .   For more information about Polly Young-Eisendrath , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  
Topics: marriage therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, couples relationship
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Feb 28, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My return guest today is Karen Ferry, M.A., educator, counselor, and author. Today we’ll be discussing her books Benson the Boxer: A Story of Loss and Life and Benson the Boxer Program for Loss and Grief: A Manual for Therapists, Educators and Parents Working with Children   For more information about Karen Ferry M.A. , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.   Now, here’s the interview!     Karen Ferry has worked in the field of education for over 35 years. She has experience...
Topics: child therapy, death, grief, loss
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My   guest today, Paul J. Leslie is a therapist and author in Aiken, South Carolina.  He has authored five books including “ Potential not Pathology: Helping Your Clients Transform Using Ericksonian Psychotherapy ” and “ The Art of Creating a Magical Session: Key Elements for Transformative Psychotherapy .” His website is  www.drpaulleslie.com      For more information about Dr. Paul J. Leslie please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com.  
Topics: hypnosis, healing, hypnotherapy, Milton Erickson, trance, psychotherapy
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Feb 14, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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Jeremy Pollack, MA, is a multitalented entrepreneur with a background in anthropology who has built a business around various applications of Conflict Resolution
Topics: conflict, peace building, mediation
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Jan 31, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My   guest today is Ken Falke, combat veteran, entrepreneur, and co-author of the 2018 book, Struggle Well: Thriving In The Aftermath of Trauma. For more information about Ken Falke please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: war, trauma, PTSD, post-traumatic growth, OED, IED
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Jan 24, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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My return guest today is U.K. psychoanalyst, Prof. Brett Kahr and we’ll be discussing his 2019 book, How To Flourish As a Psychotherapist.   For more information about Prof. Brett Khar please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: psychoanalyst, psychoanalysis, Freud, Jung, Winnicott
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Jan 17, 2019 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Dr. David Luke who is a Senior Lecturer for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counseling at the University of Greenwich in the UK.   We’ll be speaking about the latest of his many books, Other Worlds: Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience.   For more information about David Luke, PhD please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .
Topics: psychedelics, LSD, DMT, Peyote, psilocybin, psi, paranormal, ESP, shaman, shamanism
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Jan 10, 2019 David Van Nuys PhD
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Are there actually gifts that come along with growing older? Are there ways we can deepen them as we move along? My longtime friend and colleague Susan Stewart, affirmatively answers these and other questions in her 2018 book, Winter’s Graces: The Surprising Gifts of Later Life. For more information about Susan Stewart, PhD please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: aging, age, development, developmental psychology, wisdom
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Dec 20, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guests today are Jungian Analysts Joseph R. Lee LCSW, Lisa Marchiano LCSW, and Deborah Stewart LCSW .   Together they host the podcast, This Jungian Life.   On their podcast, they sometimes analyze dreams submitted by listeners and that’s what we are going to be doing today.     For more information about Jungian Analysts Joseph R. Lee, Lisa Marchiano , and Deborah Stewart , Please see our show notes at ShrinkRapRadio.com.
Topics: C. G. Jung, Jungian, dreamwork, dream analysis, Analytic Psychology
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Dec 13, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Dr. Stef-fan Mal ee check, retired psychotherapist and author of the 2018 book, Crucible of Shame: Trauma and Transformation .   For more information about Stefan Malecek, PhD, Please see our show notes at ShrinkRapRadio.com.  
Topics: war, shame, trauma, addiction, therapy, group therapy, battle shock, battle fatigue
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Dec 6, 2018 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is retired psychologist, Dr. Matt Jaremko lead author of the 2018 book Trauma Recovery - Sessions With Dr. Matt : Narratives of Hope and Resilience for Victims with PTSD .   His co-author Beth Felbaum is one of his former patients. For more information about Dr. Matt Jaremko, Please see our show notes at ShrinkRapRadio.com
Topics: PTSD, trauma, war, battle fatigue, shell shock, group therapy, CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy
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My guest today is Roger Duncan, a UK Systemic Family psychotherapist and and author who has been involved in nature based practice for thirty years. We’ll be discussing his ideas, as expressed in his book which came out earlier this year. The title is “Nature in Mind Systemic Thinking and Imagination in Ecopsychology and Mental Health .   For more information about Roger Duncan, Please see our show notes at ShrinkRapRadio.com.  
Topics: wilderness, nature, mind, systems theory, Systemic Psychotherapy, rites of passage
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Nov 21, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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Dr. Adam Harcourt is the owner of Imagine X Functional Neurology, a board-certified Functional Neurologist, 4th generation Doctor of Chiropractic, and is certified in Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation   For more information about Dr. Adam Harcourt, please see our show notes at Shrink Rap Radio.com  
Topics: headache, chronic headache, concussion, Migraine, chronic migraine, functional medicine, neurology,...
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Nov 15, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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Robert Bosnak is a Jungian Analyst, Alchemical Psychotherapist, and past guest on Shrink Rap Radio.   For more information about Robert Bosnak, please see our show notes at ShrinkRapRadio.com
Topics: Jung, Jungian, C.G. Jung, dream, dreaming, dreams, art, drama
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Is there a role for physical touch in treating trauma? My guest today is Kathy Kain   who has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery skills for over 37 years.  She is co-author with Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD of the 2018 book, Nurturing Resilience; Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma .   For more information about Kathy Kain please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: developmental trauma, war, Polyvagal Theory, Steven Porges, safety, body worker, somatic, somatic...
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Oct 18, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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Can Mindfulness help one recover from addiction.   Today’s guests certainly think so.   Rebecca Williams PhD is co-author, along with Julie Kraft, of the 2018 book: The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction .   For more information about Rebecca Williams, PhD please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: substance addiction, addiction, alcoholism, drug addiction, harm reduction
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Oct 4, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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Paul Austin is this generation’s up-and-coming authority on the topic of microdosing. As an early adopter of this nascent practice that has now become widespread in tech and entrepreneurial circles, Paul approaches microdosing as an accessible way to experience the tangible benefits of psychedelic substances.   Currently, Paul is focused on increasing cultural psychedelic literacy through two projects: The Third Wave and Synthesis Psychedelic Retreats. His vision is to help facilitate our...
Topics: psychedelic, Timothy Leary, Microdosing, Ram Das, LSD, peyote, psilocybin
My guests today are Monika Wikman PhD and Alex Shester MD, both of whom are Jungian analysts with a variety of experiences with altered states of consciousness. For more information about Monika Wikman PhD and Alexander Shester , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com
Topics: psychedelic, LSD, Peyote, ayahuasca, microdosing, Timothy Leary, Paul Austin, psychedelic retreats
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Sep 20, 2018 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Karen Ferry, M.A., educator, counselor, and co-author along with Matthew Dahlitiz of the 2018 book, The Teacher’s Essential Guide to The Brain. For more information about Karen Ferry M.A. , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.
Topics: self-esteem, brain, neuroscience, educator, education, teacher, teaching, domestic violence
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Sep 6, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Dr. Charles Tauber, a passionate activist who has worked with many causes ranging from social justice, to nonviolent civil disobedience for civil rights, to support for refugees and asylum seekers..   Currently, he is stationed in Croatia as CEO of the Coalition for Work with Psychotrauma and Peace . For more information about Charles Tauber MD , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com.  
Topics: peace, war, barefoot therapists, trauma, refugees, asylum seekers
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Aug 22, 2018 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Nashville therapist Reb Buxton, M.A., who is also author of the book, The Hard Work of Happiness: A Guide to Living a Life.   For more information about Reb Buxton, M.A. , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .   Now, here’s the interview!
Topics: Internal Family Systems Therapy, attachment, adult attachment, Enneagram, meditation, mindfulness
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My guest today is Ariel Garten who is a psychotherapist, neuroscientist, entrepreneur, TED presenter and developer of the Muse brain-sensing headband .   For more information about Ariel Garten , please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: neurofeedback, biofeedback, neuroscience, neuroscientist, psychotherapy, psychotherapist
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Jul 31, 2018 David Van Nuys, PhD
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My guest today is Licensed Marriage and Family therapist Julie M. Simon, author of When Food Is Comfort and we’ll be discussing the problem of emotional eating and the treatment protocol she’s created for dealing with it.   For more information about Julie M. Simon LMFT, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: diet, dieting, weight loss, emotional eating, bulimia, anorexia, weight-loss therapy
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Jul 25, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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My return guest today is psychotherapist Neil D. Brown whom I interviewed back on episode #565 on Coping with Parental Burnout.   Today’s interview updates that one with a large research study on Parental Burnout that Neil Brown consulted on.
Topics: family therapy, therapy, therapist, teen, stress, parent, burnout, parental burnout
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Jul 19, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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My return guest today is clinical psychologist Dr. Steven G. Fox, we’ll be discussing his book, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Mission remission:Healing MS against all odds which tells his personal story of overcoming this dread disease. Previously he was my guest on episode #381 – Dreams As Guides to The Soul with Steven G. Fox     For more information about Steven G. Fox, PhD, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .
Topics: disease, chronic disease, multiple sclerosis, MS, healing, remission, yoga, Reiki
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Jul 12, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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My guest today is Dr. Christopher Walling, the current President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy and we’ll be discussing his overview of that field.   For more information about Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, please see our show notes at shrinkrapradio.com .  
Topics: Wilhelm Reich, Reichian, neo-Reichian, Alexander Lowen, Bioenergetics, Arthur Janov, Peter Levine,...
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My guest today is Deb Dana, LCSW ,   coeditor, with Stephen Porges, of  Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies  and the author of   The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation .
Topics: trauma, trauma therapy, autonomic nervous system, sexual abuse, Porges
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Jun 28, 2018 David Van Nuys PhD
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Raelle Kaia is a mental health counselor currently practicing as an outpatient therapist and crisis response therapist at Jackson County Mental Health in Medford, Oregon. She completed her clinical training in the Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Southern Oregon University, and has also studied at the University of Idaho, where she earned a Juris Doctorate with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy. Ms. Kaia became a member of the Oregon Bar in 2007, but found herself...
Topics: transgender, transwoman, queer, myth, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung